Updates from the Practice Team

Manage My Health - having difficulty finding your way around the Manage My Health application?

Apr 11 2019

For those of you that might be having difficulty finding there way around the Manage My Health application:-

Help is here!

Dr Richard Medlicott our IT guru has offered to do some early evening training sessions - If you are interested please

give Darlene our Practice Manager a call or email Reception to note your interest.  Once we have a list of interested people we can then arrange a suitable time.

Phone 04 3837647 or email Reception@ibmc.co.nz with you name and contact details

Movin March Competition Winners

Apr 11 2019



We are very pleased to announce the winners of the two Kogan Fitness watches -

Congratulations to -

Miss Ava Dymond and Miss Dannielle Kan

Our Practice winner for doing the most steps for March was

Dr Melanie Webster 388906 with the following staff close behind

Amelia (Nurse) 333231,

Dr Regina Jefferies 319117,

Julie (Reception)  306717

Thank you to all that participated in both the challenge and the competition.


Flu Vaccines will be available from 1 April 2019

Mar 26 2019



Our Flu vaccines have arrived so  we are all set to start vaccinating from the 1st April.

Ideally we would like to use the flu clinics for these bookings so we can keep the practice screens for our other routine appointments.  However if you have an appointment with your Doctor they may be able to vaccinate you at the same time.


Cost:-  of  flu vaccine this year is $35 for those not funded.


Funded influenza vaccine is available each year for patients who meet the following for 2019


            •Pregnant women (any trimester)


            •People aged 65 years and older


           •People aged under 65 years with any of the medical conditions listed on the below website:-



           •Children aged 4 years or under who have been hospitalised for respiratory illness or have a history of significant respiratory illness


Clinics Dates:-

  • Friday’s  5th & 12th April and 10th and 17th May 2019

  • Saturday clinics 6th April, 13th April , 27th April and the 4th May 2019  8am to 3pm


Saturday Clinics:-

FLU ONLY:- Adults only (11years and older)  - 5 min appointments    -  Patients are able to book these online now!


IMMUNISATION CLINICS:- 10min appointments :   These need to be booked with reception PLEASE phone 3837647 - you may wish to book this clinic and your flu injection with reception so you can co-ordinate the times.       

This immunisation clinic is to catch those that require other vaccines such as Zostavax (shingles) 65-80 years of age, HPV Gardisil, MMR, 45/65 ADT (Tetanus),  

child flu less than 11 years of age.



"Movin March: - win your own Fit bit - two up for grabs

Mar 20 2019

The staff here at Island Bay have begun a "Movin March"  challenge to try and INSPIRE all to start moving more for the month of March and beyond!

It has really taken off  with staff logging their activity daily.

There is a chart on our waiting room wall with photos and the number of daily steps for those staff that have participated - you will see some really impressive numbers for many staff and for others like myself smaller numbers.  Myself  I have decided to walk to and from work daily rather than drive, so I am probably the most improved.   It's not about who has done the most steps but inspiration to move more for your health.  It inspired me to join the challenge  at least start "movin"!


Look who came for TEA

Dec 17 2018

Look who came for Tea

Island Bay Medical Centre had some very special visitors on Friday the 31st of November 2018 to launch cheaper fees for those with Community Services Cards.

Our Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, the Minister of Health, David Clark and NZ First MP, Jenny Marcroft spent an hour or so having a cup of tea and a chat to staff and patients.

Some of us were lucky enough to steal a photo with the Prime Minister.



2018-19 Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

Oct 25 2018


“Season’s Greetings from all the team at Island Bay Medical Centre”

Opening hours over the holiday period below:-


Monday 24 December 2018 - 9am - 5pm

Tuesday 25 December 2018 - CLOSED

Wednesday 26 December 2018 -  CLOSED

Thursday 27 December 2018 - 9am - 5pm

Friday 28 December 2018 - 9am - 5pm


Monday 31 December 2018  - 9am - 5pm

Tuesday 1 January 2019 - CLOSED

Wednesday 2 January 2019 - CLOSED

Thursday 3 January 2019 - 9am - 5pm

Friday 4 January 2018 - 9am - 5pm

Returning to normal hours Monday the 7 January 2019

Also just a reminder that Monday the 21 January 2019 is Wellington Anniversary Day and we will be  CLOSED


“Kindly remember to request your repeat prescriptions before the holidays by either phone or Manage My Health.”



Easy self-check-in Kiosk

Oct 18 2018

Finally after a few issues our quick and easy self-check-in Kiosk is working well.

Streamlining our waiting room experience.  Patients with appointments can check-in using our new kiosk when they arrive at the medical centre and confirm all of their personal details are correct. The kiosk will print a patient slip to hand to your Doctor when called for your consultation.

Self Check-in

Provides patients the ability to check themselves in upon arrival

Update Details

Patients can update their own contact details and demographics


Reduced administrative time and patient queues in reception

Many of you will still prefer the face to face experience – that fine too – the only difference is that reception will hand you a patient slip, ask you to check your details and hand the slip to your doctor when called for your consultation.

Patient Slips

Please look after your slips and keep it handy, as your Doctor will ask for this when called in for your appointment – the doctor will complete the slip at your consultation and give it back to you to give to reception for updating your details and charging

Island Bay Medical Centre Monthly Chat Group

Oct 18 2018

Come and have a cup of tea and a chat


on the 3rd Wednesday of each month

Where:-  Island Bay Community Centre, behind the Chemist

When:-   Next meeting is Wednesday, 21st November 2018

Time:-     2pm - 3pm

· Discuss topics of interest..

· Get a  Healthcare  Professional to come and talk about a specific concern

· Questions ?

· What could we do better?

· What is working well?    


Copyright : Compass Health 2019